I am a lucky gal, I know this. Over the past years my list of countries visited has grown tremendously. My counter is at 34 now, with Brazil being 35 when I go there for seven weeks in June – August.
Bucket list items ticked off
Back five years ago I remember having a bucket list for travel that had some countries and places on there which I have been able to visit over the past couple years. One of them was Jamaica. Well, on our honeymoon in November 2015 we visited Jamaica and it was absolutely wonderful! Another one was Brazil, and as I wrote earlier, I will be living in Brazil for seven weeks this summer and I couldn’t be more stoked. I also wanted to go to Ireland and we visited Dublin back in 2017 for a country music festival and I absolutely loved it! I hope to go back there one day and see more of the country, but Dublin was wonderful.
Places I still need to see
A once in a lifetime country is Australia. I would love to visit one day but it’s definitely not at the top of my list. I know it will be one of those trips that will be amazing, but nothing I need to accomplish within the next 10 years. I would also really like to go to Dubai one day. The architecture and culture seems amazing to me. There’s always some great deals, but the past few years we’ve had way too many other trips planned. I am sure this will be ticked off the list within the next 5 years. I also want to go to Vancouver. I’ve been to Canada before (Toronto and Niagara Falls), but something about Vancouver draws me to it. It is supposed to be a beautiful city. Then I also want to see Cuba, obviously. Cities in the USA that I want to visit are New Orleans and Nashville.
In the summer I will be visiting 3-4 cities in Brazil: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, and perhaps one or two more, depending on how much time I have. But I definitely want to one day visit Salvador da Bahia and the German states in the South of Brazil like Santa Catarina.
There are also just so many countries and cities I want to visit again or I want to keep visiting. Los Angeles is obviously one of those cities I will keep going back to each year. There are some places we’ve visited cruising that I really want to return to, such as Honduras, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico (still one of my favorites!). And I am afraid that after the summer I will want to keep returning to São Paulo.
Ugh.. I need to win the lottery.